Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight is a special performance by American duo Soul Clap at Fosfobox in Copacabana. Early on in their youth, Soul Clap were driven to understand the history of dance music and found their teacher in original boston disco DJ Caril, who taught them that “house wears many hats” and instilled the sounds of American dance music while fostering an addiction to digging that has become a worldwide quest to acquire the best vinyl. Soul Clap’s training goes beyond history lessons to mastering all the elements of the DJ: knowledge, mixing, programming, performance and experience.
They have since exploded as one of the most sought after DJs and producers in the business with an album, plus a handful of original tracks and remixes for Laid Back, Metronomy, Little Dragon, Robert Owens, DJ Harvey and more. They joined forces with Wolf + Lamb to mix a chapter of the legendary DJ Kicks series, and broke musical ground on a two month world tour of 6+ hour DJ sets. They always believe in sharing the knowledge by teaching college courses, doing workshops, speaking on panels and making sure to include forgotten classics in their epic sessions.
Old is Black (Gávea)
Residents DJs Bruno Vinelli, Fabio Farinha and Lulinha and Nobru Black throw down on vinyl and CD at 00 in Gávea. The chic venue serves food and drinks, as well as providing a killer dancefloor both inside and out.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women
Indoor with Soul Clap (Copacabana)
Soul Clap returns to Rio for another epic performance. The duo really know how to put on a show with a great selection of music. They are joined by Davis, Art in Motion and Oliver Mach.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with Lista Amiga, R$40 without
Forró and Salsa @ Leviano (Lapa)
Forró music and salsa are musical styles made to be danced to. There is no other way around it. Tonight you will get the best of both worlds at Leviano bar in Lapa.
Leviano – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15- R$25
Coisa Nossa (Lapa)
One of the most important groups in the music scene from Brasilia with 28 years in numerous projects, performing the greatest hits of samba.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
PUBS & BARS:
Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a great unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. Very fun decor and vibe, this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands. Tonight is a special night, featuring blues guitarist, Greg Wilson and bluegrass’s River Country.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover – 7PM
Avenida Atlântica 3056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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